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Senso-ji Temple

2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3842-0181
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According to legend, two brothers kept trying to return a statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, to the Sumida River only to have it returned to them the next day. This temple located in Tokyo's Asakusa district was built to honor her.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3842-0181
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Senso-ji Temple is a must see attraction in Tokyo. Asakasa station on the Ginza line is just over the road from the streets leading to the temple. This place gets very busy, and is full of souvenir shops and other tackiness that comes with popular...More

Thank Smiddys
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I should respect as the Japanese people do. Oh my god. That first time I'm in Japan and see many temple there It was so nice. That's why they have many people and lots of tourist have been there. Sooooo nice!!! Will go back again...More

Thank paipakdeey
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Easily accessible temple, particularly gorgeous at sunset. Crowded. If you pay 100 yen, you could get a fortune, and if it's bad, you leave it behind.

Thank travellerfromatown
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the big temple located in Asakusa. There's the Nakamise shopping street with many small shops that sells souveniers on the way to the temple. You can do the luck reading at the temple and can purchase charms as well. It is...More

Thank yunivalentia
Reviewed 3 days ago

Under renovation so you may want to wait out abit for the front door to be ready again which is why I gave it 3 stars.

Thank Raymond T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's ever crowded with tourists from all over the world, visiting the famous temple either for spiritual/religious purposes or for leisure purposes such as sightseeing as well as shopping at Nakamise street complex. Must visit for first time visitors in Tokyo!

Thank Ricky S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Apparently a most revered and holy temple. This place cover a significant area with more than just a temple to see, worth the visit.

Thank MossN
Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved this site - it is beautiful sad and you can feel the energy here (if you are an energy person) It was quietly spiritual and important - especially for those of us who are masterless.

Thank venusbirth
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The temple itself is very commercialised compared to Buddhist temples in other parts of the world. However the surrounding area with quaint streets and museums is worth a visit, old style shops with a wide range of merchandise and food.

Thank Barrington S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Happened to be there when a ceremony was taking place. Temple is impressive. Be sure to wander in the surrounding gardens. Young Japanese take their culture seriously, dressing in kimonos when visiting the temple.

Thank MadamBrussels
Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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Sunee T
24 August 2017|
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Response from KingsenYan | Reviewed this property |
No need to worry, I have the best solution for you. You need to have an app called as Navitime, its some kind of Japan Transportation App organizer. then just input your nearest station ( which you can find using google map... More
Panda A
18 July 2017|
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Response from Maria M | Reviewed this property |
Even on a weekday, 1pm will be busy. The temple is always open so get there early in the morning. The only problem is that the stalls lining the path to the temple, will be closed. I would get there before 10am or after 6pm.
18 April 2017|
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Response from FoodCritic89 | Reviewed this property |
depends on how you want the lighting - rainy day would give one perspective, full to partly cloudy you would get overhead sun. I have been there during different times and have pictures with all sort of lighting... More